Surgical interventions for treating pectus excavatum.

  title={Surgical interventions for treating pectus excavatum.},
  author={Paulo Eduardo de Oliveira Carvalho and Marcos Vin{\'i}cius Muriano da Silva and Olavo Ribeiro Rodrigues and Ant{\^o}nio Jos{\'e} Maria Cataneo},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Pectus excavatum is characterized by a depression of the anterior chest wall (sternum and lower costal cartilages) and is the most frequently occurring chest wall deformity. The prevalence ranges from 6.28 to 12 cases per 1000 around the world. Generally pectus excavatum is present at birth or is identified after a few weeks or months; however… CONTINUE READING